Light Meals, Salad

Potato and Chorizo Salad

I know I was going on about my favourite potato salad the other day, and I stand by what I said, but this one is pretty darn good too. The spiciness of the chorizo, the crunchiness of the veggies combined with the smooth garlicky aioli makes a very tasty light meal indeed. It's almost time for… Continue reading Potato and Chorizo Salad

Braai, Light Meals, Salad

Good old traditional South African Potato Salad

My husband teazes me that I must be Irish because of my love of potatoes. But having said that, this is his favourite salad - combining the humble yet versatile potato with hard boiled eggs, chives and tangy mayonnaise. We can't go through Summer without having it at least a few times, especially with it being… Continue reading Good old traditional South African Potato Salad


Pear Coleslaw with Red Wine Vinegar Dressing

I have to tell you that I am absolutely loving Jamie Oliver's 15 Minute Meals. I'm not one for big name cookery books as they normally use lists of ingredients that have to be sourced from Timbuktoo, but around my birthday last year (and since I have to admit), I was complaining about lack of… Continue reading Pear Coleslaw with Red Wine Vinegar Dressing

Light Meals, Salad

Melon, Prosciutto and Kale Pasta Salad

Cantaloupe anyone? Don't you just love that word? Buying seasonal produce is a great way of saving money and it forces you to be more creative with meal planning too, which, as anyone who has to prepare daily meals for their family can sympathise with.  At the moment, Rock Melons are in season, also known as… Continue reading Melon, Prosciutto and Kale Pasta Salad

Light Meals, Salad

Summer Tomato Salad

This past weekend I popped in to a fruit and vege store I haven't been into for ages and I felt like a kid in a candy store! Of late I've been buying fresh produce from the supermarket as it is so much easier getting it all in one place, but my boys were at cricket and… Continue reading Summer Tomato Salad

Light Meals, Salad

Salmon Pasta Salad

Recently I had cause to help a friend out. A relatively new friend, but this family arrived in New Zealand late last year, bringing only their suitcases and the clothes on their bodies ready to begin the next chapter in their lives. After a couple of months, a problem with a visa meant the precious job she had… Continue reading Salmon Pasta Salad

Light Meals, Salad

Prosciutto, Avo and Rocket Salad

It's not often I find a recipe for an entire meal that looks good, ticks all the health boxes, covers almost all of the food groups and is prepared in under ten minutes, so when I opened my fridge and these ingredients stared back at me, I knew I was onto something. The four ingredients… Continue reading Prosciutto, Avo and Rocket Salad

Light Meals, Salad

Mexican Chicken Sunshine Salad

There is something about Corn in a salad that always makes me smile - it's a little like having Sunshine on a plate. This is by no means a traditional Mexican salad but it has enough of the basic ingredients and spices so I think it qualifies. The rest is pretty much what I had in the fridge at… Continue reading Mexican Chicken Sunshine Salad


Lamb Salad

We've had a very unsettled Spring this year and with Summer supposedly just around the corner it's strange that we're still in winter pyjamas, with extra blankets on the beds, sometimes even having the heaters on although the last week has been a bit warmer. It's been rain, rain and more rain with crazy winds… Continue reading Lamb Salad

Light Meals, Salad

Balsamic Strawberry and Smoked Chicken Salad

Today was one of those "All-Seasons-in-One-Day" type of days. It started out as grey and misty, with light tiny rain drops that you can't quite decide if it's rain or mist, but you are absolutely grateful for and not at all annoyed about getting slightly wet as the heat and humidity is enough to frizz… Continue reading Balsamic Strawberry and Smoked Chicken Salad